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Last weekend I went with Joni from Leftbound to Nuuksio National Park in Finland to do some serious December winter camping.
Serious … ? Well we had around -5C during the night so it was not that bad.

Nuuksio National Park Winter Camping

I especially, like those shorter trips. You can take much more gear with you and also fresh food which you could not take on longer trips.

What I like in Nuuksio are those small hills and rocks and its easy accessible from Helsinki.

Nuuksio National Park Winter Camping

Joni became creative, taking underwater pictures with his iPhone.

Nuuksio National Park Winter Camping

But he also had his new Canon lens with him … a 135mm f2 lens.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

An old tree …

Old trees in Nuuksio

Light snow was covering the ground.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

And the lakes were frozen.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

Joni taking pictures from the top of a hill.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

A HMG backpack and a pat to to stay warm when you sit somewhere.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

A deep canyon.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

And again ice and snow on a lake.

Frozen lake Nuuksio - Ice and snow

Joni experimenting a bit with his self made spoon.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

And the water in the Nalgene bottle got frozen over night.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

Boiling water in a 0.6l kettle which I got provided by Trangia. I think it’s the perfect kettle for solo trips as it does not take much space and heats up water quite fast.

Trangia Kettle - Winter Camping in Nuuksio

Our campfire. We spend quite some time chopping fire wood.

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

Enjoying the view towards the lake on the Chair Zero which we received from Helinox for testing. It’s actually quite comfortable and packs quite small.

Helinox Chair Zero - Winter Camping in Nuuksio

This was our Hilleberg Unna tent where we removed the inner tent so we could both fit in.

Hilleberg Unna Winter Camping in Nuuksio

It was actually quite cold …

Winter Camping in Nuuksio

Our campfire …

Winter Camp Fire in Nuuksio